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Host an event

Host an event

Are you thinking of running your own fundraising event for the SPCA? Browse through the links below and you will find everything you need to make your event a success.

These are our top 10 fundraising ideas (in no particular order) for anyone planning to run an event on their own or with friends.

If you have any questions or want to discuss any of the ideas below, contact our fundraising team on 09 256 7312 or fundraise4spca@spca.nz

1. Give it up

The perfect combination of detoxing and fundraising. Ask friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you to give something up. It could be:

  • Something you consume a lot of – alcohol / chocolate / coffee etc
  • Something you want to do less of – talking / social media / mobile phone etc.
  • Something you want to give up completely – smoking / meat / fast food etc.
  • Set up an online fundraising page, tell people what you’re doing and why you’re doing it and ask for their support.

2. Athletic event

Will you be running, walking, skiing, rowing, cycling, climbing, crawling or jumping? Whatever you’re doing, turn it into a fundraiser for New Zealand’s animals in need.

Join Team SPCA for one of our many fundraising events or find your own event, enter it, set up an online page and start fundraising

3. Big night in

Put the FUN into fundraising by hosting a:

  • Dinner party
  • Movie night
  • Pizza night
  • Karaoke night
  • Quiz night etc.

…at your house. Invite your friends over and ask them to donate to New Zealand’s animals with the money they would normally have spent on a night out.

Raise additional money by setting up a swear box, running a raffle or setting challenges throughout the night that people can ‘buy’ their way out of.

You won’t event realise the difference you’re making to thousands of lives! Get started now!

4. Babysit

Invite friends and family to bring their children over to your house for a:

  • Movie night
  • Pizza party
  • Sleepover
  • Children’s party
  • Treasure hunt etc.

In exchange for giving them a break, ask the parents to make a donation to the SPCA. They could all go out for the evening and donate the amount they’d normally spend on a babysitter.

Get started now!

5. Garage sale

Everyone has things sitting around the house that they no longer use or need. Why not take this opportunity to have a clear old of old things while raising money for New Zealand’s animals. As they say… One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Get friends and family to bring their unwanted goods over as well to help top up your stock and raise even more money.

Set up your online fundraising page now to make donating your funds even easier.

6. Go extreme

Are you planning on:

  • Skydiving
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Firewalking etc.

Why not turn it into a fundraiser for New Zealand’s animals? Set up an online fundraising page and ask friends, family and colleagues to donate in exchange for your bravery.

7. Open garden

Do you have a garden worth showing off? Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who are keen to have a look around.

Open your gardens to the public for one day and ask people to make an admission donation to the SPCA. You could raise even more money by holding an event in your beautiful garden or by holding a raffle or auction of produce straight from the garden

Do you have friends and family that want to support you but they can’t make it? Set up an online fundraising page today to get started and raise even more funds.

8. Donate a special occasion

Donating a special occasion is a great way of raising money for the SPCA. Whether it’s your birthday, wedding or another celebration, you might find that your friends and family are even more generous if you ask for donations instead of gifts – even those you least expect it from.

9. Pamper night

Everybody loves to be pampered!

Why not invite the girls round for a ‘pamper party’ and ask for a donation in return. You might even find a masseuse, hair dresser or beauty therapist who’s willing to offer their services at a reduced rate if it’s for a charity event – this work especially well if you have friends in the profession.

You’ll be even more relaxed, safe in the knowledge that you’re doing your bit to help New Zealand’s animals in need. Get started now!

10. Bake sale

Spoil your friends, family and colleagues with freshly baked treats in exchange for a donation to the SPCA.

Whether you’re baking them to take to work or inviting friends and family to your house for morning tea, ask for a donation in exchange for the privilege. I’m sure you’ll find some very generous and happy people.

Get started now!

Interested in baking (or eating)? Find out more about Cupcake Day – the tastiest fundraising event of the year.

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